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Dr Dušan Borić 

Dr Dušan Borić
Position:Lecturer in Archaeology

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 76597
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74929

Research Interests

My research interests are in European and Near Eastern Prehistory and archaeological theory. I have studied in particular the culture change from foraging to farming in the Balkans, writing about the issues of social memory and cultural identities in the past. 
More recently I have written about changes in early prehistory of the Old World from an explicit body-focused perspective. 
In particular my research have focused on the prehistoric record of the Danube Gorges region of north-east Serbia where I researched the Mesolithic-Neolithic site of Vlasac and the Palaeolithic deposits of Tabula Traiana Cave. Other projects I am involved in focus on the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene forger land-use strategies in Montenegro, stone raw material provenance studies in the central and eastern Balkans and household craft specialization in the Neolithic Vinča culture of southeast Europe.


Research Projects

  • Prehistory of NE Serbia: Survey and excavations (collaborative project with the Department of Archaeology, Belgrade University)
  • Household craft specialization and emergence of metallurgy in the Neolithic Vinča culture of southeast Europe – Vinča Archaeology and Metallurgy Project (VAMP) group
  • Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Foragers of Montenegro
  • Dating the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the Alps
  • Prehistoric flint sourcing in NW Bulgaria and NE Serbia: Field survey and laboratory analyses
  • Radiocarbon dating of Early and Middle Copper Age in the eastern Carpathian Basin
  • Radiocarbon dating of metallurgical innovations in the Vinča culture of the Balkans